Welcome to the 7th Kickstarter Project from Discordia Merchandising!
This time around we have the 4th installment in our unintentional, and entirely Star Wars themed, Transformative Art as Carded Enamel Pin series.
This time from Artist and Designer Playful Gorilla. The 'Starful Gorilla Wars - Mario Trooper'! Available In various Colorways. Collect Them All!
UPDATE: GOAL MADE ON DAY ONE! Thanks everybody!
Based on the remarkable, one of a kind, Custom Toy Mash-up Masterpiece by the artist Playful Gorilla. Mario Trooper will be Packaged Action Figure Style! With thick Archivist Backing Cards and custom-sized miniature Blisters.
CARD BACK SIZE: 5 inches tall X 4 inches wide [12.7 X 10.16 cm.]
Mario Trooper comes in several Colorways:
-Standard Issue White
-Fighter Pilot Gloss Black w/ Matte Black fills.
-Kickstarter Exclusive Glow in the Dark, (White with Epoxy Coating)
All Enamel Pins will be Black Metal with various color Soft Enamel fills and Finishes. Quality is assured. The Kickstarter Exclusive Glow Version will also have an additional layer of Clear Epoxy for a smooth finish for a better Glow Effect than non-epoxy coated pins provide.
NOTE: The Glow Edition is only available to Supporters who Pledge for the Full Sets of all 4 Pins. Get the EARLYBIRD Reward for the best price!
PIN SIZE: Approx. 1.88 inches tall X 1.125 inches wide [4.78 X 2.86 cm.] Dual posts with Rubber Clasps.
All Rewards will allow you the option of choosing your colorways when Surveys go out, after project ends. Just decide how many pins you want and select your Reward. You can always adjust and Add Additionals to your Reward later.
All prices are below future Retail. EARLYBIRD prices are close to Wholesale.
Edition Sizes for each colorway will be determined by orders taken.
They shut down. We get stronger. Support Independent Artists with this redesigned tribute to our favorite fallen big box toy store. Available alone or with the 4 Packs and 'Absolutely All' options. The Designer Toys R Us pins are already being made in a VERY small run so any Rewards including these pins are very limited!
PIN SIZE: 2 inches long. White Metal with Soft Enamel Fills. Dual Posts with Rubber Clasps.
Secret Rare ARTIST PROOFS will be included with the first 7 Pledges that include the DTRU Enamel Pin. (And who complete their Surveys at project end. We won't hold onto them for anyone who waits forever to provide their address. Sorry.)
Just want the toys this Mario Trooper Enamel Pin is based on instead?
You can totally have that. Just find those rewards. It's all good!
The 5 Inch Resin DIY Blanks Hand made by Playful Gorilla are available. And the 26 Inch Original Sculpture will be made once again for the lucky individual collector who chooses this Special Reward.
Need more than one Reward? Or Duplicates of the same reward? No problem!
Select the most expensive reward you want, first. Add the $ amount for the other Reward(s) you desire to your pledge. Then, drop us a Direct Message, here on Kickstarter, with your Reward Requests, to make sure we know exactly what you need.
NOTE: Unless one of your selections is a Limited Reward, in which case you must purchase it first then add your Additionals regardless of price.
You can even get all of our past Star Wars themed Enamel Figure Pins by The Sucklord, IBREAKTOYS, and Factory Sample with the Total Package Reward!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Playful Gorilla is dedicated to upholding artistic freedom, the pursuit of unbridled creativity and remembering a time before it was all about the money. Playful Gorilla infuses the absolute love of art and design into everything that is produced. Playful Gorilla reminds you that working hard and staying on your grind requires sacrifice. "Hustle now. Hustle hard - sleeping is for the birds." - Playful Gorilla. <---Hire this Gentleman for your project!
ABOUT DISCORDIA MERCHANDISING
We make cool Things. With cool Artists. We keep it Underground.
Discordia Merchandising has made a few enamel pins for Artists so far, such as Monster Little, Em Dub, Rato Kim, COLUS, Factory Sample, IBREAKTOYS, and Suckadelic.
We also operate Discordia Culture Shop. As seen in Clutter Magazine Issue 23. The Retail outlet for all our In-House Developments as well as Independent Clothing, Toys, Prints, and including our own line of DIY Art Toys.
We have a well established relationship with several competent Pin Factories. We have tested all processes, and perfected all the ways to make great enamel pins based on good art. And our unique Carded Figure Packaging uses the best possible materials we could locate. We know you will like it because we do.
You may have noticed our Goal is very low for pins with elaborate packaging. We have a low Goal because we would be making these pins with or without Kickstarter. We just love Kickstarter for the opportunities it provides Artists, and the exposure running a project can bring is a nice bonus. It's a wonderful community, don't be afraid to create.
Make your Pledge, and Share this Project across social media. Show your Support for Playful Gorilla and all Independent Artists we work with. It is Social Media Momentum that makes all good Kickstarter projects a success. We are counting on you, Community!
Gavriel, Starr, & Alexis Rivera,
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Risks and challenges
Risks? Little to none. Enamel Pins only take a few weeks to make with a factory we have worked with many times. The packaging will be made at the same time, and the assembly process should not take long at all. We have done this before, and all 6 of our Vinyl Toy and Enamel Pin projects launched over the last 2 years are completed and fulfilled. Discordia Merchandising is a production studio you can trust.
NOTE: Our Development Goals are an estimate for how long we have taken to fulfill Rewards with our past projects. Delays are possible as we keep our project goals very tight. Our constant goal is to beat the estimates when possible. We will do our best to meet or exceed the Development Goal and get your reward(s) to you ASAP.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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